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Tips to Care for Your Residential Window Tinting

Tips to Care for Your Residential Window Tinting

February 24th, 2024

If you’ve recently invested in window tinting for your home, you’re probably wondering how to care for it to ensure it lasts. In this article, we’ll provide you with everything you need to know about caring for your home window tinting.

Give it Time to Cure

After your window tinting has been applied, it’s important to give it time to cure before you touch it. The amount of time it needs to adhere properly to your window glass can vary depending on the type of window film you’ve chosen, but it typically ranges from two to 10 days. Our team can help you determine how long your window tint requires to fully cure.

During the curing period, it’s important to keep several other things in mind:

  • Avoid adhering suction cups, hooks, or stickers to your window
  • Keep your blinds and curtains drawn whenever possible to prevent them from damaging the tint
  • Opening your windows could cause wrinkling or bunching

Ignore Imperfections for the First Week

When your window tint is first applied, you may notice cloudiness or bubbling in the film. This occurs when water or air collects between the tint and your window glass. This can be normal during the curing phase, and attempts to smooth it out could result in damage to your window tint. If you still see imperfections in your window tint after the first week, reach out to the team at Clearview Films for assistance.

Opt for Gentle Cleansers

Once your window tinting has cured, you can clean them as needed; however, selecting the right cleansers is important. Those that contain baking soda, ammonia, or other abrasive materials can damage your window film. Instead, opt for Windex or vinegar-based cleaning solutions for a gentler clean. Alternatively, you can use isopropyl alcohol, diluted vinegar with lemon juice, or a microfibre wipe with water.

It’s important to keep your windows clean when window tinting is applied, so remove streaks, stains, and debris as soon as you notice them.

Touch your Windows Cautiously

Whether you’re cleaning your windows or adjusting your window coverings, it’s important to remember that while your window tinting is scratch-resistant, it’s not scratch-proof. Treating your windows with care and avoiding contact with sharp or abrasive objects can protect your window tinting from scratching, tears, and peeling.

Quality, Long-Lasting Window Tinting from Clearview Films

Keeping your home window tinting in great condition is easy with the right approach. Allowing it to cure for the recommended timeframe, keeping it clean, and treating it with care are the best ways to ensure your tint stays in place and as good as new for years to come.

For high-quality window tinting and professional installation, trust Clearview Films. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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